PATTERN CUTTING with ALICE and LILIA PRIER
If, like me, you love dressmaking but always struggle to get a good fit, then I can't recommend this two-day course highly enough. Alice and Lilia are experienced pattern cutters and designers. Alice has worked in the industry as a pattern cutter and designer for years, and most importantly, is also a fabulous teacher. Her daughter, Lilia, is a member of the textile conservation team at the V&A, specialising in conservation display (making the mannequins fit the garments). Together they run Alice and Co Patterns.
Using the acclaimed Telestia Method* (a unique template that allows you to achieve a great fit whatever your measurements and body shape), and most importantly, without the need for a lot of maths and difficult calculations. Yippee.
Day One topics covered will include:
- How to take accurate body measurements
- Draft your own made-to-measure dress block
- Learn how to adapt your block for separates
- Making a toile
Day Two (where the fun and creativity starts!):
- Adapting your block
- Pivoting darts
- Creating panels
- Slash and spread
- Changing necklines and adding collars
- Adding ease and volume
These techniques form the basis of all pattern cutting and once you’ve grasped them you can make a pattern for anything from a bikini to an overcoat! You will learn how to adapt your block to create a variety of tops, skirts and dresses and how to introduce your own design details. Alice and Lilia will also discuss the best way to combine your personal block with a commercial pattern.
Dates: May 26th - 27th, 2022
Time: 10am to 4pm
Tutor: Alice Prier and Lilia Prier Tisdall
Location: The Granary Studio, Saffron Walden, Essex